Wuthering Heights

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Penguin UK, Dec 6, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages

"May you not rest, as long as I am living. You said I killed you - haunt me, then"

Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before: of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past.

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Emily Brontė was born in Yorkshire in 1818, and after the death of her mother three years later was brought up in the somewhat bleak parsonage of Haworth by their aunt, along with her sisters Charlotte and Anne, and brother Branwell. Immersed in reading and writing throughout her life, she joined her siblings in writing tales, fantasies, poems, journals, serial stories and a monthly magazine. Her poetry was included in the Brontė sisters's joint publication, Poems, which they released under their pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, but it is for her extraordinary only novel, Wuthering Heights, that Emily is best known. A passionate account of self-destructive love, it was published almost exactly a year before her death from tuberculosis at the age of thirty.

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